Formerly Bair Bahamas Guest House, the new Bair's Lodge is now owned and operated by renowned lodge owners/managers Nervous Waters. Nervous Waters has a handful of premier fishing lodges in South America, including Kau-Tapen on Argentina's famous Rio Grande River, but they have now taken their knowledge and attention to detail into the world of saltwater fishing.
Bair’s offers outstanding personal service, remote flats fishing, fine cuisine, and excellent friendly and personable guides. Since the early 1990s, Bair’s has been regarded as providing the best bonefishing and lodging South Andros has to offer. Perfect for groups, the charming air-conditioned house has six double occupancy rooms, each with queen-size beds and ensuite facilities. Superb cuisine includes beautifully prepared Bahamian specialities concentrating on magnificent fresh seafood, and when applicable, 'the catch of the day'. In addition to the comfort of the dining room, sitting room and bar, fishermen will appreciate the convenience of the fly-tying table and facilities, as well as the on-site fly shop, fully equipped with flies, rods, reels, lines and selected items of flats wear and local crafts.
As for the fishing, since men have fished for bonefish, Andros has been a name synonymous with the biggest fish, and South Andros has built a reputation over the years as being the location to try for a 'giant'. The South Andros fishery is expansive and there is excellent fishing in Deep Creek and Little Creek, which are both just 15-20 minutes from the lodge. You can also make longer runs to more remote waters to the south and west. Bonefish here average 3-5 lbs, but with access to such remote waters including the fabled West Side, opportunities for double-digit fish are realistic. Boats are operated by first-class fishing guides, whose local knowledge and expertise is instrumental to the success of your fishing day. On the flats you will also encounter barracuda, small sharks and the occasional tarpon cruising the deeper creeks and channels.
Offshore fishing can be arranged seasonally for billfish species, wahoo, tuna and dorado.
There are no fixed entry or exit dates.
2013 Spring / Summer Rates
High Season (January-March)
7 nights / 6 days $4,995
6 nights / 5 days $4,395
5 nights / 4 days $3,825
4 nights / 3 days $3,095
3 nights / 2 days $2,250
Peak Season (April-July)
7 nights / 6 days $5,150
6 nights / 5 days $4,595
5 nights / 4 days $3,995
4 nights / 3 days $3,225
3 nights / 2 days $2,350
Rates are based on double occupancy room and a shared guide.
Nonfisher costs $375/person/night
Full day fishing on arrival or departure day costs $750/boat. Half day fishing on arrival or departure day costs $550/boat.
Single boat 60% surcharge.
• Full board and accommodation at Bair’s Lodge.
• Guided fishing sharing boat and guide.
• All drinks soft and alcoholic
• Room taxes.
• Ground transfers whilst at Bair’s Lodge.
Prices do not include:
• International flights.
• Internal flights from Nassau to Congo Town on Andros Island.
• Private charter flights to and from Nassau if required.
• Offshore fishing.
• Scuba diving.
• Bahamian Departure Tax of $15.
• Gratuities to the house staff and fishing guides.
• Equipment rental and items of a personal nature.
Bair's Lodge accepts cash and major credit cards for extra expenses incurred while at the lodge.
A deposit of 50% is required to confirm a reservation and is due within 30 days of booking. The balance is due 60 days prior to departure. The deposit will be refunded, less a processing fee of $200/person, if cancellation is made 60 days prior to departure. Thereafter the individual is responsible for the total land cost and no refund will be made unless client replacement is found. No refund can be made for unused land arrangements. We strongly recommend trip cancellation insurance. Receipt of deposit is acknowledgment that registrant has read and accepts the cancellation/refund and responsibility clauses.
Shorter stays may be possible please call for details.
GMT -5 hrs
Flight Time from the UK
London - Nassau: 10 hrs 10 mins
Nassau - Andros Town: 20 mins
Nassau - Freeport: 45 mins
Nassau - Mangrove Cay: 20 mins
Nassau - Springpoint: 1 hr 50 mins
Visa Requirements for UK Citizens
No visa requirement if travelling direct from UK to Bahamas.
If entering or exiting via US, an ESTA application for 90-day US visa waiver is required prior to travel.
A passport that is valid for six months after the last day of your trip is required.
Primarily bonefish, some tarpon, permit, barracuda and pelagic species depending on the time of year that you are travelling.
Season to Travel
November - August
Tackle and Kit
We would recommend a 9ft single-handed 8 weight rod for bonefish, a 9ft single-handed 9 weight rod for permit and a heavier 9ft 10-11 weight rod for tarpon and barracuda. All rods should be rigged with good saltwater reels with reliable disc drags. Floating and intermediate clear tipped weight-forward lines, a selection of bonefish and tarpon leaders, flies, long-nosed pliers and polarised sunglasses. Light spinning tackle.
Lightweight long sleeved shirts and trousers, wading shoes, sunscreen and peaked hat. We would also recommend a light waterproof spray jacket and a good waterproof tackle bag that can be stowed aboard your skiff.
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